Cancer taught me that I MATTER! I have become intentional about how I live. I have made my lifestyle my medicine.
When I have first diagnosed with stage four metastatic lung cancer, I was told there was no treatment and no hope. Nine months later, I received my first clean scan. Fast forward five years, and I am faced with yet another diagnosis, but this time, the tumor made a home in my brain, liver, and chest. Fast forward four months later, I received my first clean scan. My story is the definition of HOPE! The more we share our story, the more people will believe that cancer does not have to be a death sentence; it can be a life sentence!
I look at life through a lens that I never would have prior to having experienced cancer as a child, then as a young adult. Each and every breath is a gift and moment that shouldn't be wasted.
So here’s what I know: time marches on, and the hard part will end. Laughter heals, even if there are tears. Connection & community are everything.